Woman arrested for photocopying offensive leaflets in Nakhon Ratchasima

On April 18, Matichon reported that police arrested Thossaporn Ruethaiprasertsung, 48, at a photocopying shop in Nakhon Ratchasima, and seized several leaflets whose contents reportedly were offensive to the monarchy and the Privy Council.
 
Thossaporn told the police that she worked for hire.  Each morning, she would walk from home to get a bus to a market.  While waiting for the bus this morning, she found a stack of leaflets.  She picked up some to read, and found they were about the monarchy.  She brought them to the market and wanted to share with friends, so she went to the shop just to make copies, with no other intent.
 
The police charged her under Article 112 of Criminal Code on lèse majesté, which carries a penalty of 3-15 years in prison, and sent an investigation team to find the source of the leaflets. 

I wonder what exactly is the

I wonder what exactly is the content ( so as to know what makes it 'offensive'). Does it contain rude, ugly words or simply a criticism like those in A Coup for the Rich?

dream on, Joy, we'll never

dream on, Joy, we'll never know. Anyway, have you read Voranai's new article? http://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/15267/where-thaksin-went-wron... I think it's shameful. I posted a comment which, as usual, haven't been published, so I'll post it here instead.
MY COMMENT (not published) What a disappointment, K. Voranai. Your articles have been so good in the past, especially the one about Mr. Ed (it was about the importance of an educational reform, for the ones who haven't read it), and now... such a shallow, poor, conformist and rather ignorant analysis. Just an example: when you mention about the two women (the one showing the bra and the other one with a squeaky voice), you fail to mention that the latter is later dragged by the hair by a green-dressed guy carrying a camera (journalist? soldier? who knows) for a good 20 metres. That image says a lot about Thailand and the chauvinistic attitude of their men, which still pass rather unnoticed. You are guilty of intellectual dishonesty by not condemning such acts. So long with calls for a better education: maybe, dear Voranai, you should take your textbooks back and review the chapters about journalism.

Alex, So... you're saying

Alex,

So... you're saying he's looking at the story 1 sided?

Hmm.... well.... and you've look at both sides?

Well, let's try

On that woman's side

The Peu Thai party (Thaksin's former MPs) bring that girl , and an MP describe in parliment that:
"The woman came with with Thai flag, came and kneel down and 'wai' (greet) the men very nicely, and bring him drinking water. She then nicely ask him to not shoot at the people. See, she's very sweet."
The woman was also interviewed and said "I swear I never spit on that man."

Well.. Now, here's the other side of the story here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYkFGspkekE

See, at least she's right that she brought a Flag, and gave him some water (if you count saliva as water.) By the way, (in other video you can find easily, the lenght dragged was not 20 meters , but only 3-4 meters, not counting the extra 2 meters she took in jumping at the man herself.

(I'm not saying what he did is right, he should never go that far. It's wrong, but just that it got movtives)

I've never read articles by Voranai, but you've seems to like his previous articles and point of views, then after you see his view on the protest, then suddenly you think he's a moron just becuase he views it differently than you do?

Also on another matter, if you see this and says this is an example of most Thai men, How about this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riboisae0JY
I don't know what country you're from (so I'll assume you're from the country in that clip, which is most probable) but I never says what happen in that clip represent any male person in that county.

So long with calls for a better judgement: maybe, dear Alex, you should take your textbooks back and review the chapters about unbiased judgement, looking at both sides of the story, racial discrimination, and lastly distant calculation.

PS. feel free to reply if you have a different view to don (a t) buddybb.com

quote: I've never read

quote: I've never read articles by Voranai, but you've seems to like his previous articles and point of views, then after you see his view on the protest, then suddenly you think he's a moron just becuase he views it differently than you do?

If you read Voranai's article, you might change your mind and make another kind of comment.

Here's my comment, posted in BP in response to his article:

"Did the author wear a "yellow" shirt while writing the piece of cheap rhetoric?

Did the author think readers are all ignorant or dimwit? I'm outrageous with all the brutality of the red shirt clans, yes. But to view the PAD's brutal acts as annoying, inconvenient, is unbelievably idiot. I don't think any sensible guy can view the yellow thugs that way. This article made Voranai look more ignorant than Thaksin's grassroots."

Suppose you had already read the article, does he deserve the term 'moron' ?

Alex, I also left a post

Alex, I also left a post yesterday questioning whether he also remembered Neverwin Chidchob's mob inciting khun suea deang in Pattaya before the venue was stormed. That was also not published.

lol Marco... Neverwin ah ah.

lol Marco... Neverwin ah ah. Well, on one hand we should expect all this, on the other, should we just stop posting on bangkokpost and let them only publish conformist and ignorant posts, mostly from uninformed, narrow-minded reactionary foreigners? My point about the girl was just an example, but there's so much more that's wrong with Voranai's analysis.

BTW you guys know where

BTW you guys know where Newin's father got his name from, right? He named his son after Ne Win, one of the "nice guys" from the Burmese junta. Wow... he must be from a very open minded family. Come to think of it, even the name Abhisit (privilege; monopoly; exclusive right) should tell us something about his family's philosophy.

Maybe the name Abhisit

Maybe the name Abhisit (privilege; monopoly; exclusive right) should tell us something about his family's philosophy, but it probably doesn't. Most Thai consult someone with some knowledge of astrology in assigning a baby a birth name, with one important consideration being that it is consonant with the day of the week. "Abhisist" is thus a fairly common name, but it is even more common to use a "baby name" or "play name" instead. The PM's is Mark, which should tell us something about his family's philosophy.

Thanks for the link Alex. I

Thanks for the link Alex. I will check out the link soon after a jogging.

And his earlier article is abt Educational reform for Thailand? But then there is intellectual dishonesty as well..?I remember that some universities such as CMU often enjoy prescribing correct dressing codes for students..after all i don't think Thai universities executives/administrators are so progressive(although some professors/teachers must be... I particularly admire people like Aj Nithi Aewsriwong and a few others at CMU)
I hardly look up BK or the Nation so if u guys find something interesting (or outrageous) there and post the links here, I will really appreciate it.

There's a black warning in

There's a black warning in Thai (popping up when u access Prachathai (Thai V)) that spreading of rumours could lead to legal prosecution(not exactly clear what this means). It also cautions people to be careful of their postings/comments otherwise we might get ourselves into trouble.
Will my post be considered as spreading 'rumours' as well( ..like creating the atmophere of fear and opression ..)?

Alex It took me a great

Alex

It took me a great restraint to finish Voranai's article. How ignorant should I be to believe in that kind of ridiculous opinion?
BTW, it's a good test as whether I can finish his article before I throw up.
Things are much much more complicated than the pretext. Even Shawn Crispin's article in Asiatimes is not so convincing, some may consider it as a conspiracy theory against Thaksin. I have to remind myself of practicing Kalamasutra everyday!

Joy

One who reproduce the "offensive content" is liable to the same charge as the one who produce it.